Richard Ingersoll and Ann Langley

HUSBAND:
[F14978]. Richard INGERSOLL. (INKERSALL).
Born on 10 March 1587 at Edworth, Bedfordshire, England; son of George INKERSALL and Alice HANKIN. He was christened on 16 March 1587 at Edworth. He married (1) Ann LANGLEY [F14979] on 10 (20-s?) October 1611 at St. Swithin's Church, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England.

Robert, his wife Ann, and five children (including 1 year old daughter Sarah) arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 15 May 1629 on board the ship Mayflower II. Two more children were born after their arrival in America. {S1}.

A letter of instruction from the Massachusetts Bay Company written to John Endicott in Salem on May 28, 1629 stated "There is also one Richard Haward and Richard Inkersall, both Bedfordshire men, hired for the Company with their families, who we pray you may be well accommodated, not doubting but they will well and orderly demean themselves." {S3}.

Richard Ingersoll brought letters of recommendation from William Craddock which were handed over to the Massachusetts Governor Endicott. Subsequently, Richard Ingersoll was granted 80 acres of land on the east side of the Wooleston River and a two acre Salem Town lot. At this town lot site he operated a ferry across the North River. He also leased the Townsend Bishop farm for a number of years and shortly before he died purchased jointly with his son-in-law, William Haynes, the Weston Grant in Salem Village. {S1}.

Various land grants to Richard are of non-freeman portions, so he was not a member of the church. He was the ferryman, and he and his sons cooperatively farmed. Various legal documents show they shared ownership of large equipment and rented land together. {S3}.

His will was written on 21 July 1644 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. In his will, William Haynes was designated as a son-in-law and bequeathed a portion of property to be divided equally among a son (John Ingersoll) and another son-in-law (Richard Pettingall) on the condition if Richard Ingersoll's youngest son (Nathaniel Ingersoll) should die without issue. This condition became important later, when in fact, Nathaniel Ingersoll, the youngest son died without natural heirs in 1719. {S1}.

The will, in part, included the words:
Item- I give to Nathaniel Ingersoll my youngest son a parcell of ground, which I bought of John P-, but if the said Nathaniel dy without issue of his body lawfully begotten, then the land aforesaid to be equally shared between John Ingersoll, my son, & Richard Pettingill & William Haines my sons in law. (Richard Ingersoll Will, Salem, Essex Co. New England, 21 Jul 1644) {S1}.

He died before January 1645, probably not long after the writing of his will. {S1}.

WIFE:
Ann LANGLEY. (Agnes).
Born about 1590 at Sandy, Bedfordshire, England; daughter of Thomas LANGLEY [F29958] and Ann [F29959]. She married (1) Richard INGERSOLL [F14978] on 10 October 1611 at St. Swithin's Church, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England. She married (2) John KNIGHT Sr., a merchant sailor of Newbury, after 1645 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. They are seen in records as living in Newbury. John Knight died in newbury in 1670. Ann died on 30 Jul 1677 at (Salem-S2)(Newbury-S1), Essex County, Massachusetts.

CHILDREN of Richard INGERSOLL and Ann LANGLEY:
  1. Alice INGERSOLL. Christened on 21 December 1612 at St. Swithin's Church, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England. She married William WALCOTT about 1630 in Salem, Essex County. Massachusetts. She died after 1644 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  2. John INGERSOLL. Born (or christened) on 1 October 1615 at Edworth, Bedfordshire, England. He died on 17 November 1615 in Edworth, Bedfordshire, England.
  3. (Lt) George INGERSOLL Sr. Christened on 2 July 1618 at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth LUNT about 1642 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died after 22 June 1694 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; and was buried in Salem.
  4. John INGERSOLL. Christened on 11 March 1620 at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England. He married Judith FELTON about 1643 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died after 20 November 1683 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; and was buried before 27 December 1683 in Salem.
  5. Joanna INGERSOLL. Christened on 3 March 1624 at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England. She married Richard PETTINGELL in 1643 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died in 1693 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Sarah INGERSOLL. Born about 1627 in Bedfordshire, England. She was christened on 1 July 1627 at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England. She married (1) William HAYNES. She married (2) Joseph HOULTON on 13 November 1651 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. They resided in Newbury. She died in 1719 in Houlton, Massachusetts.
  6. Bathsheba INGERSOLL. Christened on 1 July 1629 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married John KNIGHT Jr. in 1647 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 25 October 1705 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  7. Nathaniel INGERSOLL. Born about 1632 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married Hannah COLLINS on 25 March 1657 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 27 Jan 1719 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.


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